Alberto Fishing Knot

A strong knot to use when connecting lines of two different diameters. Many consider this to be the best line to line fishing knot to learn when attaching heavy monofilament or fluorocarbon leader to braided line.

About the Alberto Knot

If you know any striped bass surf anglers from the Northeast, you may have heard them mention the crazy Alberto knot or Alberto fishing knot. Surfcaster Alberto Knie, nicknamed “Crazy” Alberto for his intense level of dedication to sport fishing, created this stronger variation of the Albright knot to connect heavy monofilament or fluorocarbon leader to braided line. The result is a knot that is relatively easy to tie and retains a majority of its original breaking strength.

How to Tie the Alberto Fishing Knot

As you learn more about how to tie fishing knots for different situations, you will realize that it is important to use the best line to line knot you know when creating a strong connection between two lines of different diameters or materials.

Follow these simple instructions on how to tie an Alberto knot for fishing:

  1. Form a loop at the end of your leader, and then insert the tag end of your main line through the loop.
  2. Make seven tight wraps up the leader loop.
  3. Make seven tight wraps down the leader loop.
  4. Pass the tag end of the main line through the leader loop in the same direction as it entered.
  5. Pull on all four of the lines to tighten (you may have to push the braid with your fingertips).
  6. Pull on the main line and leader to firmly seat the knot, and the trim the tag ends.

You just tied the Alberto knot! Remember, this is a great knot to use when connecting lines of different diameter or material. If you want to learn how to tie the best line to line knot for lines of similar or equal diameter, read the steps on how to tie the double uni knot.